IntelBX80671I76950X
AMDYD1700BBAEBOX

10 Cores, 20 Threads @3.0GHz, Broadwell-E.
Release date: Q2 2016.

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 121,384 user samples
3,786 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 3 GHz
Worst Bench: 65% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 0.25 GHz (avg)
Poor: 65% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 54th / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier
117,598 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 59% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 1.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 59% Great: 81%
SPEED RANK: 94th / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
77.9 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+13%
69.2 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
108 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+9%
99.5 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
217 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+10%
198 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
439 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+13%
389 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
865 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+19%
727 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1417 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+30%
1092 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
134 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+17%
115 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
267 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+17%
229 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
533 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+17%
457 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1062 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+20%
887 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1711 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+33%
1290 Pts
Market Share
Based on 21,082,021 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.58 % Insanely higher market share.
+5,700%
Value
Value For Money
48.9 % 74.2 % Much better value.
+52%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
65 % 130 % Hugely more popular.
+100%
Price
Price (score)
$1,514 $215 Hugely cheaper.
+86%
Age
Newest
40 Months 31 Months More recent.
+22%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
140 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+54%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
10 cores Higher core count.
+25%
8 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
20 threads Higher thread count.
+25%
16 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3 GHz 3 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
3.7 GHz
Series
CPU Architecture
Broadwell-E Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA2011-V3 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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The Core i7-6950X is Intel’s new top of the range prosumer CPU. This flagship model has a whopping ten cores with base and turbo frequencies of 3.0 and 4.0 GHz respectively. The 6950X is based on the 14 nm Broadwell-E architecture. It has a TDP of 140 watts, 40 PCIe 3.0 lanes and no integrated graphics. Because of its ridiculously high MSRP of around $2,000, this CPU only makes sense for very niche use cases which could include top end graphics design or video production workstations. Comparing the 6950X and 6700K shows that for typical desktop use the 6950X only offers a gain of around 20% for a whopping 6 fold price increase. This is because desktop computing largely depends on single core performance and the Skylake i7-6700K is both clocked higher and has higher IPC due to its one generation lead over the 6950X. That said, if you want the most powerful desktop processor money can buy, then the 6950X hits the spot. [Jun '16 CPUPro]

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The AMD Ryzen 7 1700 is the least powerful of three new Ryzen 7 CPUs. The 1700 model has base and turbo clocks of 3.0 and 3.7 GHz respectively. Both of its more expensive siblings, the 1700X and 1800X, have higher clocks but they also have TDPs of 95 watts whereas the 1700 is rated at just 65 watts. Comparing IPC between Ryzen and Kaby Lake shows that Kaby Lake leads by a maximum of 9% which is great news for workstation users as this allows the 1700 to beat Intel's 6850K in multi-core workloads at almost half the price. Although the 1700 has great IPC it's somewhat limited by its relatively low (by Kaby Lake standards) clock speed which holds it back a little in both gaming and desktop workloads. For multi-core workstation use, the Ryzen 7 1700 represents the best value for money we have ever seen. [Mar '17 CPUPro]

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